HispaBrick magazine issue 13 out now

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A short while ago I was contacted by Lluis from HispaBrick magazine about contributing an article about Brickset for the 'Pillars of the community' series. The article appears in the latest edition, issue 13, which has just been published and which can be downloaded for free from the HispaBrick website.

I have to confess that, prior to this, while I was aware of the publication, I hadn't read many of the recent issues. So to remedy this I loaded them onto my iPad 3 (on which they look stunning, BTW) and read five or so issues while on my cruise to Spain (which was appropriate given that's where it originates :-) )

Having done so, I have to say, it truly is an excellent magazine. It covers such a wide variety of topics, such as interviews with creators of great MOCs; AFOL event reviews; model instructions; in-depth technical articles about Technic, Mindstorms and LDraw; set reviews and, in this latest issue, 'A day in the life of Jørgen Vig Knudstorp' which is quite a coup!

I hesitate to say it, but in many ways it surpasses BrickJournal in the quality and depth of the material covered. To think that the whole thing is put together by a handful of volunteers and is published in Spanish and English, is quite remarkable.

I encourage you to download the latest copy then, if you haven't already, work your way through the back issues. It'll be time well spent.

7 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, what a great magazine. Great articles and production values. Thanks for showcasing this Huw.

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By in United States,

cool! i will have to look at one right now!

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By in United States,

I completely agree with your assessment. As a BrickJournal subscriber and an avid reader of Hispabrick, I must say that Hispanbrick's writing and variety of article topics are leagues above its American cousin. I know it may sound crazy to talk about the intellectual aspect of a hobby magazine, but the European/Spanish version seems much more cerebral and intellectually stimulating to read. BrickJournal seems to be rehashing the obvious/superficial often, and the writers don't seem too emotionally invested/attached to the subject.

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By in United Kingdom,

And there's an article from yours-truly inside about Doctor Who LEGO creations...

Dr. S.

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By in Canada,

There is indeed, and very good it is, too :-)

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By in United States,

If I download the English version, will I have access to the Spanish one as well?

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By in Spain,

Hi Zackula,

On the right hand of our website, you have the download links for both languages.

Thanks all for your kind comments, they give us energy to continue.

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